Mercedes Ruehl to Receive Guild Hall's Lifetime Achievement Award

News   Mercedes Ruehl to Receive Guild Hall's Lifetime Achievement Award Tony Award winner Mercedes Ruehl will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Guild Hall Academy of the Arts at the organization's gala benefit on March 19 at 6:30 PM at the Rainbow Room.

Marshall Brickman, the co-book writer of Jersey Boys, will emcee the event.

Other recipients of the 22nd annual awards will be the artist John Chamberlain (for Visual Arts), the architecture critic and author Paul Goldberger (for Literary Arts) and the Broadway producer and philanthropist Roy Furman (Special Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership and Philanthropic Endeavors). (Ruehl's award is for Performing Arts.)

Ruehl won a Tony Award for Lost in Yonkers and received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for "The Fisher King."

Her Broadway credits also include I'm Not Rappaport, The Shadow Box (Tony nomination), The Rose Tattoo and The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? (Tony nomination). Other New York credits include Coming of Age in Soho, American Notes and The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Obie). Her other film credits include "Lost in Yonkers," "Last Action Hero," "Crazy People," "Married to the Mob," "Big," "Radio Days," "The Secret of My Success" and "Heartburn."

For more information, call (631) 324-0806 x14 or visit www.guildhall.org